iBase intelligent transport systems for railways
In today's world, transport infrastructure is a leader in growth and development: railways, road transport, air transport are increasingly being used. To optimize the process and avoid downtime, the transport sector requires advanced and modern technologies. In this article the topic of application of intelligent transport systems and IoT on the railway with examplesof iBase solutions is covered.
Open system architectures for electronic train control systems
Open standards offer a lot of benefits for various automation areas. They are most strongly evident when it comes to designing reliable and safe systems, in particular, automation systems for rolling stock and railways. Using a menTCS modular platform as an example, the article shows the advantages of an approach for designing the systems for railway transport based on the preliminary certified standard blocks.
Software package for railway track machine data analysis and control optimization
The article focuses on the software package that collects, processes, analyzes and stores information received from the controlled units of a technical facility. Also included is an example of using this software package on the Russian railway track machine RPB-01. The operation algorithms for each program of the package are discussed in detail.
Virtualization technologies for railways
The article describes how modern computer technologies, particularly virtualization, are becoming a part of the sophisticated control systems for railway transport. The technology discussed in the article helps to improve efficiency and reliability and reduce the cost of such systems. It also significantly decreases time for developing new applications.
Integrated automatic dispatch control system of the Yekaterinburg Metro
The article covers the special features of the arrangement of the dispatching control system at the Ekaterinburg Metro, the structure of the facilities which are controlled and monitored as well as the design principles of the integrated automatic dispatch control system.
ICONICS-based automated dispatch control system for subway
The article describes the milestones and specific features of building a dispatch system for a facility with a large number of systems and signals to be monitored. Also discussed is the architecture of the implemented project employing GENESIS64 64-bit SCADA, Hyper Historian archive server as well as some know-how used by LIGHTON, an engineering company (Moscow) when developing this system.
Research complex for approving the solutions for the metro
The article is about a research complex to test and approve the solutions for the metro. Also the paper shows how to use the research complex when developing a comprehensive equipment diagnostic subsystem in the automated dispatch control system. The article takes a look at the current technical requirements of the Moscow metro.
Passenger comfort and safety – the benefits of a smart train
The article discusses the advanced technologies in the design of embedded computers for transportation. This is illustrated using an example of the flagship model of railway PC from AAEON, one of the market leaders. Particular emphasis has been placed on the engineering design philosophy of fanless cooling systems for the compact computing platforms meeting EN 50155 requirements. Besides, the article shows the variety of potential applications of the embedded computers for rail transport.
SIBAS PN railway automation system
This article covers the history, purpose and functions of the SIBAS railway automation system developed by SIEMENS AG in order to optimize the performance and communication of the distributed control on-board devices. Particular emphasis is given to the latest generation of the SIBAS PN system specifically designed for ICx high-speed trains.
Parameter monitoring system for track maintenance machines
The article discusses an onboard system for monitoring the parameters of mechanisms used in the RPB-01 track machine. The system performs the following functions: data acquisition, processing and display, and control. The application of modern digital control techniques coupled with reliable hardware components as an element base and software helped to build a state-of-the-art parameter monitoring system for specialized rolling stock.
Successful use of Panasonic technologies in rail flaw detection
The article addresses the vital issues regarding the control of laid rails using movable flaw detector trolleys in a severe environment. New tasks in rail inspection and requirements for modern flaw detectors are determined. Also included is a description of new approaches to build AVIKON flaw detectors based on Panasonic rugged tablet notebooks.
Locomotive movement control system based on GLONASS/GPS
The article presents a system for precise determination of locomotive location using the GLONASS /GPS satellite navigation system developed by MDB Compas JSC within the Federal Target Program "Global Navigation Satellite System". The system can be used in the JSC RZD main railway transport as well as in the industrial railway transport facilities with their own locomotive fleet and track infrastructure.
Integrated control system for the ports and railway transport of the industrial enterprises
The article presents an integrated train control system for the ports and railway transport of industrial enterprises. This system is designed for monitoring and control of the points/switches, traffic lights, sections of tracks, rail car retarders, yard communications system, uninterruptable power supply system and other facilities of railway stations. Also included are the architecture and structure of the system, its operation, special design features and future development considerations. The article discusses projects to upgrade and build automation systems of sidings for coal terminals in the Port of Ust-Luga (Kingisepp) and Port of Vostochny (Nakhodka).
LOGO!-based automatic control system for the sliding gate
The article presents an automatic control system for the sliding gates at the railway transport maintenance facility. The system is based on LOGO! module and employs the remote radio control principle. Also discussed in detail is the system operation algorithm under various situations and at different inputs.
The automatic power consumption accounting and monitoring system at the Kazakhstan railway
Article is devoted to the automatic power consumption accounting and monitoring system(ASKUE) project introduced at the western Republic Kazakhstan railways. The presentedsystem is based on hardware and software of the wellknown manufacturers Advantechand ICONICS and performs automated account, acquisition and processing of informationon power consumption.
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Expansion of the functionality of the MPTs-MZ-F microprocessor centralization system based on the universal modular data acquisition and control systems
The article presents the MPTs-MZ-F microprocessor centralization system designed to control the facilities of the railway stations. The functions and the architecture of the system are described. The article covers the trends of the expansion of its functional capabilities based on the integration of the relatively inexpensive additional modular devices into the system. This offers the conditions for the optimization of the distribution and substantial increase in the data acquisition and control resources.
Implementation of the automatic control systems for the depots' lines and car-and-wheel repair shops of the Russian Railways on the automation platforms
An increase in the amount of repairs of the undercarriage of the rolling stock of the Russian Railways as well as a rise in the requirements for the efficiency, quality and reliability of the repair works have determined the relevance of development the new carandwheel repair shops and modernization of the existing ones based on the modern automatic control systems. The described automatic control system for the intermachine technological equipment of the car andwheel repair shops is implemented based on the SIMATIC S7300 controllers.
Unified software/hardware for electric energy consumption automatic accounting at a railway junction and network project implementation
The design of automated systems intended for electric energy consumption commercial accounting at railway junctions, power-hungry objects distributed over a vast area, is considered. Criteria for selecting unified software/ hardware are presented, and the networking principles are described.
Complex automated system of supervisory control for the first line of Kazan underground: up-to-date solutions to standard problems
The article describes an automated system providing the functioning of Kazan metro objects - a complex automated system of supervisory control of electromechanical facilities and energy supply objects.
Application of ADAM-5000/TCP modular microcontrollers for diagnostics of Trakt complex equipment
The article describes application of ADAM-5000/TCP microcontroller in assembly-line production for diagnostics of the equipment of Trakt complex, which is used in centralized traffic control systems in railway transport. The choice of ADAM-5000/TCP is based on the fact that it meets design requirements. The hardware and software of the diagnostic complex are described.
Automated system for controlling a bench for full-scale testing railways transport units
The article describes a system for controlling loading parameters of 12-channel electrohydraulic bench intended for full-scale testing of railway transport units. The control system is based on an industrial computer and is equipped with highly reliable devices providing a desired accuracy of measurements.
Safety and efficiency — main features of Kazan underground traffic control system
The architecture and composition of the Kazan underground traffic control system are considered. The system is characterized by a high level of passengers safety and effectiveness in operation. The latest scientific and practical achievements in the field of automated control and underground train traffic management are implemented in this system, which serves as a sample of innovation in domestic industry.
Automated wheel set control complex "Peleng-Avtomat"
The article reports on flaw-detection automated complex developed by the "Altek" company, St. Petersburg. The complex is designed for railway transport as a non-destructive inspection system of the railcar's wheels and shafts while any examination or lay-over are carried out.
The Dvizhenie system: fixed hardware, central post and unified radio communications system
This article is a continuation of the article "Integrated System for Security and Automated Control of the Movement of Subway Trains", begun in СTA 4/2000.
Automated Safety and Traffic Control System for Subway Trains
The program-technical complex providing safety and traffic control in the St.Petersburg subway is described in the article, with a focus on the microprocessor on-board computing system and other equipment that is using the majority logic to take decisions, by reduplication of channels, sensors and interface modules.
WAGO clamps on the railroad
Dispatch control at a shunting yard
This article describes a system for dispatch control over the operations of automated machinery on the railroad.
Automated system for controlling junctions and heavy rail car trains
The authors examine the preparation of an onboard automated system for controlling rail.
A System for Brake Equipment Testing and Checkup
Automation of Shunting Depots